Pharyngula

Our rebuttal to claims about the adaptive significance of the female orgasm has been published, as Zietsch & Santtila's study is not evidence against the by-product theory of female orgasm. I blogged about this a while back, and also dealt with some counter-arguments, and Elisabeth Lloyd thought my arguments were strong enough to be incorporated into a letter, so there you go…now I just need a badge or a t-shirt with a proclamation about my expertise on it.


Wallen K, Myers PZ, Lloyd EA (2012) Zietsch & Santtila’s study is not evidence against the by-product theory of female orgasm. Animal Behaviour http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.05.023

Comments

  1. #1 somedude
    September 19, 2012

    It’s behind an elsevier paywall and costs 31.50 $ to read. Ah, no thanks

  2. #2 Kai
    September 20, 2012

    You should not publish in Elsevier journals.

  3. #3 RossM
    New Zealand
    September 20, 2012

    $31.50 a time for an expert on female orgasms is cheap!

  4. #4 Thilo
    http://scienceblogs.de/mathlog
    September 20, 2012
  5. #5 Rob Coover
    September 21, 2012

    Absurd. The female orgasm is a myth propogated by the magazine industry. I’ve certainly never seen it happen.

  6. #6 David Marjanović
    Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
    September 21, 2012

    Over at FtB, PZ has said that the response was submitted to Animal Behaviour because that’s where the original paper appeared – so it will reach the same readers. This is common practice, and it should be; Zietsch & Santtila are the ones that shouldn’t have published in an Elsevier journal in the first place. :-)

  7. #7 David Marjanović
    Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
    September 21, 2012

    I’ve certainly never seen it happen.

    What makes you think your sample is large enough?

  8. #8 Brendan Zietsch
    Australia
    September 24, 2012